Anonymous Giving

Some donors may choose to give anonymously — such as through a private foundation or upon request — for many reasons, including:

  • To keep their wealth profile modest and avoid solicitations from other organizations.

  • To support deeply-held religious or controversial causes without public scrutiny.

  • To focus the limelight on your organization's mission rather than their giving.

For accurate tax records, we recommend you track a constituent's anonymous gifts as you do their public giving. However, for positive relationships with constituents, you should mark any anonymous donors or gifts to help ensure their anonymity.